Liquivision DC support?

Jef Driesen jefdriesen at
Tue Feb 19 07:46:46 PST 2013

On 2013-02-19 09:53, Reinout Hoornweg wrote:
> On 2013-02-19 09:42, Henrik Brautaset Aronsen wrote:
>> Maybe a talk with the Diving Log guys could help?
>> "OK, great news: I've heard back from Liquivision and got already
>> some material - and also a direct download with Diving Log seems not
>> too far away, but I can't promise more about that right now. An 
>> import
>> is almost working already."
>> "So, here we go: Thanks to the documentation I got yesterday, I
>> finally managed to read the Dive Log file format (*.lvd) and created 
>> a
>> first import which you can test. It works with the 2 logbook files I
>> have, but it is possible that it has still bugs. I managed to import
>> almost all data, except profile events (e.g. warnings and gas
>> switches). If you have any logbook files containing dive profiles 
>> with
>> gas switches and warnings, please send me the files."
>> (from @ 
>> Nov.2011)
> A few months ago I asked the people at Liquivision about the
> possibilities for using their Kaon and Lynx divecomputers with Linux
> and if they had plans to support open source.
> The reply I got was:
> "At the moment, there is no way to use Linux with our computers. The
> way the dive logs are transferred means that it is only compatible
> with our own Dive Logger program for now which is only available on
> Windows or Mac OS.
> We are working on making our computers compatible with independent
> software though! While our software team is focused on launching the
> Lynx right now, we will definitely focus on improving the "openness"
> of our computers after DEMA."

That sounds promising! Now we only have to convince them to provide 
protocol documentation rather than a pre-build shared library (see my 
other email to the libdivecomputer and subsurface mailinglists).


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